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Q.1386

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These type of vehicles get their popular English name from the literal translation of the Japanese "dangan ressha", indicative of its shape in the original design and its much talked-about speed. In Japan, the name for the network of lines these vehicles run on literally means "new trunk line".

Much discussed in India by the new government in 2014, what kind of vehicles are these and what is the Japanese name of the network?

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